PointsBet trading manager Sam Garriock breaks down tonight’s lines.
What factors went into opening at Georgia -13.5?
- “UGA played pretty well against Ohio State, and the Bulldogs are excellently coached. It took a special performance from C.J. Stroud to cause UGA trouble and, with great respect to Max Duggan, he is not C.J. Stroud with his arm.”
Do you take the Moneyline into account, knowing TCU has become a cool story and people want to hit a big winner?
- “We do, and we expect the TCU ML (+395) to be a big losing result for us if it hits. Typically this is purely a spread-to-ML conversion but that can get off kilter with public events such as this one.”
Did the line drop to 12.5 because the majority of our handle is on TCU?
- “Yes, but it is more likely to close at 14 than 10. I think the sharper guys will end up taking UGA.”